NCDMB set to ban imported cables for oil projects


The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, on Wednesday, said the board would ban the importation of wires and cables for oil and gas projects in the country, The Punch reports.

Wabote said this during the assessment tour of three ultra-modern wires and cables manufacturing factories in Arepo and Sagamu areas of Ogun State owned by Coleman Technical Industries Limited, makers of Coleman wires and cables.

He said, “We are not going to allow the importation of any cable for the oil and gas industry again. The same way we said all pipes must be coated in-country; the same way we will ban the importation of cables and wires for the oil industry. That is the only way to keep local companies in business and their workers at work.”